Euro Paper Talk: Man Utd chief jets off for talks over top Ten Hag target amid price drop, with dazzling second deal for ‘King of Europe’ lined up
Manchester United are set to hold talks over a final £35.5m January signing – and also are making moves to sign a top-drawer striker this summer, Arsenal are ready to offer big-money for a Juventus striker, while Monday’s Euro Paper Talk claims Tottenham will hold talks this week over a £39.9m deal.
MURTOUGH CLOSING ON NEXT MAN UTD SIGNING IN DENZEL DUMFRIES
Manchester United reportedly have strong belief they can sign Denzel Dumfries this month amid bold new claims in the Italian media.
Erik ten Hag spent well over £200m during this summer during phase one of his United rebuild.
And with funds a little tigher this month, his deals so far in the winter window have been the modest signings of Jack Butland and Wout Weghorst.
However, reports on Monday claim Ten Hag is hoping to generate some income by offloading three unwanted stars.
And reports in Italy also claim Ten Hag has been gifted a glorious chance of signing a long-term target in Dumfries.
The United boss has had the Netherlands wing-back on his list of targets since his appointment at Old Trafford.
But with Inter sticking a prohibitive £53.2m (€60m) asking price on his head, United have prioritised other areas.
However, per Tuttomercatoweb, Inter are lowering their valuation to £35.5m (€40m).
And that is an opportunity that United seemingly do not want to miss. As a result, football director John Murtough is reportedly set to jet off to Italy to try and secure his signing this month.
The article claims Bayern Munich are also on high alert amid the new price. However, Dumfries is reportedly swayed by the Premier Lesague and would be willing to move if a deal is agreed.
Man Utd making summer plans to sign Victor Osimhen
Any deal for Dumfries will likely be United’s last incoming of the January window.
However, plans are already being drawn up for the summer – and a new, big-name striker, is their No 1 priority.
Indeed, with Weghorst only arriving on a loan deal, our exclusive has looked at his prospects of making the move permanent.
The likes of Harry Kane and Kylian Mbappe are reportedly on their radar.
However, both those deals look complicated for various reasons. As a result, Il Matino claims United are ready to launch a bid to bring Victor Osimhen to Old Trafford this summer.
Branding the player, the ‘King of Europe’, Osimhen already has 13 goals and four assists from 17 games this season.
He is contracted to Naples until summer 2025 and are ready to seek as much as £133m (€150m) for his signature.
The article claims United are ready to open the bidding for the star in an effort to convince Napoli to sell this summer.
And they want a deal in place now with Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentis ready to ‘auction off’ the star.
ARSENAL PLOTTING VLAHOVIC SWOOP – BUT JUVENTUS WANT GABRIEL
Arsenal are plotting a sensational move to sign Dusan Vlahovic from Juventus this week with the Serbian striker closing on a return from injury. (La Stampa)
Juventus will consider letting Vlahovic leave – but only if they can sign Gabriel Magalhaes as part of the deal. (Calciomercato)
Leeds United are carefully considering their next move following claims they want Azzedine Ounahi as their next signing in a £22m deal. (Fabrizio Romano)
Barcelona and Inter Milan are in talks over a sensational double swap deal. Per reports, Marcelo Brozovic and Joaquin Correa will trade places with Franck Kessie and Memphis Depay, respectively. (Sport)
Barcelona coach Xavi is ready to battle Liverpool and Atletico Madrid to sign Wolves star Goncalo Guedes, who could depart on loan. (various)
Inter Milan have set a deadline of Wednesday for Milan Skriniar to sign a new deal – or he will be put up for sale with immediate effect. (various)
Tottenham are considering a fresh move for Nicolo Zaniolo amid claims he can leave Roma in a £22m (€25m) deal. (Alfredo Pedula)
WEST HAM LAUNCH £26.6M BID FOR LORIENT STRIKER
West Ham are battling Nice to sign Lorient striker Terem Moffi in a deal worth £26.6m (€30m) plus bonuses. (Foot Mercato)
Newcastle are battling Fulham to sign Lens defender Desire Doue, who is enjoying a great season in Ligue 1. (Jeunes Footeux)
Chelsea have reportedly made contact with PSV Eindhoven to lodge a bid of £26.6m (€30m) for winger Noni Madueke. (ESPN)
The Blues are willing to spend another £100m this month with Real Madrid youngster Rafa Marin and Brighton’s Moises Caicedo also targets. (various)
Jose Mourinho knows Roma need new signings this month, but warns: “We need to find a solution, but we can’t just buy Mudryk for €100m!” (DAZN)
Barcelona are sticking a prohibive asking price of £88.5m (€100m) on Raphinha amid links to Arsenal. (Sport)
Wolves are closing on the bargain signing of PSG attacker Pablo Sarabia for an initial fee of just £4.4m (€5m). (Fabrizio Romano)
TOTTENHAM TO HOLD TALKS OVER PEDRO PORRO TRANSFER
Tottenham will hold a meeting with Sporting Lisbon this week to try and finalise the signing of Pedro Porro. Spurs’ opening bid is worth £31m (€35m) with the Portuguese side seeking his full £39.9m (€45m) release clause. (Record)
Leicester are closing on a club-record deal for Fiorentina attacker Nicolas Gonzalez. The Foxes’ latest bid of £31m (€35m) is close to La Viola’s £35.5m (€40m) asking price. (Corriere Fiorentino)
Manchester United and Arsenal are competing to sign Brazilian winger Luiz Henrique, 22, from Real Betis. (various)
Nottingham Forest and Southampton are battling to sign Hull striker Oscar Estupinan this month. (AS in Colombia)
Real Madrid are on the trail of Joao Cancelo amid claims the Portuguese star is unhappy at Manchester City. (various)
Atletico Madrid are targeting a move for Valencia keeper Giorgi Mamardashvili as a long-term replacement for Jan Oblak. (Cadena Cope)
Arsenal are reportedly considering an approach to sign highly-rated Napoli winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia after missing out on Mykhaylo Mudryk. (90min)